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Selection Criteria for Induction into the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame

1.1 Racing Animals 

Any animal that has raced in Western Australia, excelling at the highest level, and which has made an outstanding contribution to enhancing the reputation of Western Australian and/or Australian racing.

Animals that have raced in Western Australia and excelled interstate or overseas, will also be considered

Animals must be retired from Racing.


1.2 Trainers 

Any trainer who has been licensed in Western Australia and has:

Made an outstanding contribution to enhancing and maintaining the reputation of Western Australian and/or Australian racing

Consistently achieved results at the highest level

Candidates need not be born in Western Australia


1.3 Jockeys / Drivers 

Any jockey or driver that has been indentured/licensed in Western Australia and has:

Made an outstanding contribution to enhancing and maintaining the reputation of Western Australian and/or Australian racing.

Consistently achieved results at the highest level

Candidates need not be born in Western Australia


1.4 Associates 

Any person other than a trainer, jockey or driver who has made an outstanding contribution to the Western Australian racing industry. An associate can be a family, owner, breeder, administrator, bookmaker or member of the media.


1.5 A person shall not be excluded from induction to the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame solely because at some point in their career they have been subject to disciplinary action under section 44 of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003 in accordance with the rules of racing and regulations. However, any such disciplinary action should be taken into account by a Selection Committee in assessing whether a person has enhanced and maintained the reputation, development, welfare and integrity of the racing industry of WA.


1.6 Members of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame Subject to the Chairperson's veto discretion in clause 2.3, racing animals or individuals meeting the criteria for induction to the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame that have been inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, will receive automatic entry into the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame.


Procedure for Selection of Initial Inductees

2.1 The Selection Panel Coordinator shall coordinate preparation of a list of eligible candidates, to assist the Selection Panel in its selection of the inductees and provide to each Panel member. The list may contain: -

Candidates chosen individually by each member of the Selection Panel.

Nominations received from the Western Australian Racing Industry and members of the public.

Each eligible candidate's respective racing records.


2.2 The Selection Panel shall consider and research all eligible candidates in selecting the initial inductees into the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame.


2.2.1 Nominations received from Industry Bodies and/or general public will be provided to the Selection Panel for review. The Selection Panel will reserve the right to include or exclude any nominations.


2.2.2 The Selection Panel will meet to determine the official 'Nominations List'.


2.2.3 The Selection Panel will meet a second time to determine their selections in each category, from the nomination list, in order of preference.


2.2.4 In the event of a dispute on the induction of any of the prospective inductees, the matter shall be determined under a secret vote, over which the Chairperson of the Selection Panel shall have a casting vote, if necessary.


2.3 The Chairperson of a Selection Panel may, at his or her absolute discretion, veto any nominee's induction into the Hall of Fame, if in the Chairperson's opinion, the induction of that nominee will damage or undermine the reputation, development, welfare or integrity of the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame and/or the racing industry of WA.


Number of Inductees (Inaugural Year)

3.1 Thoroughbreds

3.1.1 Maximum of seven inductees in total

3.1.2 There shall be 2 inductees in each of the categories of Animal, Trainer and Jockey and 1 inductee in the Associate category.


3.2 Harness

3.2.1 Maximum of seven inductees in total

3.2.2 There shall be 2 inductees in the category of Animal, a maximum of 4 inductees in the categories of Trainer and/or Driver and 1 inductee in the Associate category.

3.3 Greyhounds

3.3.1 Maximum of two inductees in total

3.3.2 Should be a minimum of 1 inductee in the category of Animal


Selection of Future Inductees

4.1 In subsequent years for each code there shall be a maximum of five (5) inductees in each of the thoroughbred and harness codes and two (2) in the greyhound code.

4.2 Notwithstanding the number of candidates being inducted and the stipulated maximum number of inductees in the inaugural event , there shall be no restriction on the number in each of the categories of Animal, Trainer, Jockey and Associate in the thoroughbred code and Animal, Trainer/Driver and Associate respectively in the Harness code, with the exception that there shall be at least one (1) inductee in each of those respective categories (subject to clause 4.3).

4.3 In any year should the respective panel consider there are no worthy candidate/s, they shall not be compelled to make an induction. The Management Panel at their discretion may, from time to time, vary the maximum number of permitted inductees in any year.

4.4 To assist in the selection of inductees the Selection Panel may seek nominees from the WA racing industry and members of the public.


Removal of Inductees

5.1 The Management Committee may remove any inductee from the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame if, in its opinion, the inductee has in any way damaged or undermined the reputation, development, welfare or integrity of the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame and/or the racing industry of WA.

5.2 Whether an inductee has damaged or undermined the reputation, development, welfare or integrity of the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame and/or the racing industry of WA is a matter within the absolute discretion of the Management Committee, and may include:
a. being subject to disciplinary action under section 44 of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003; or
b. convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code Act Compilation Act 1913.

For the avoidance of doubt, the examples identified in clauses 5.2(a) and (b) are not intended to be exhaustive.

5.3 An inductee may be removed from the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame by the Management Committee whether or not the inductee remains an inductee of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

5.4 A Selection Committee may recommend that the Management Committee remove an inductee of the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame, although such a recommendation is not a prerequisite to removal of an inductee by the Management Committee.



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